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It's great to see kids, parents, and all members of our community enjoying the new Nagambie Active Space!

As a part of the final stages of development for this space, the basketball court area will be fenced off for three days next week (25/10) following the installation of the plexipave surface.

We ask for our community's assistance during this time, to prevent kids and all other users of this space from entering the fenced off area, to allow the court surface to cure. 

 

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Exploring the possibility of an off-leash dog park in Nagambie and more ranger patrols are some of the improvements to Strathbogie Shire Council’s Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan.

The draft plan was released for public feedback today, after a community survey identified key areas for improvement.

“Our community told us there were three key areas in which they wanted to see us do more,” Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Cr Chris Raeburn, said.

These were:

  • Dogs wandering streets and involved in aggressive incidents
  • cats wandering away from owners’ property, and
  • more off lead dog areas within the municipality.
  • The importance of pets to Shire residents
  • Concerns about animal-related matters (nuisance animals, dog attacks, dangerous dogs and restricted breeds)
  • Ideas and resources to help locals manage and care for their pets
  • Dogs in parks and reserves, and
  • How well information provided by Council about pets and animal management addresses the needs of residents.

“To address these concerns our Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan includes more regular proactive patrols and community events promoting responsible ownership of dogs,” he said.

“We will also publicly promote the outcomes of dog attack prosecutions to discourage this type of behaviour.

“When it comes to concerns about wandering cats, we will develop educational material to promote the benefits of preventing cats from wandering and gauge community feedback on a possible cat curfew for the municipality.

“The draft plan also outlines the possibility of an off-leash dog park in the Nagambie area and if viable, it will be established during the life of this plan.”

Council is required to develop a Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years outlining the key issues, objectives and priorities for how cats and dogs are managed.

The plan covers issues such as:

Locals are encouraged to visit www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au to share their thoughts, feedback and advice on the Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Here you can read the draft plan, complete a survey or make a submission. The feedback period closes at 5pm on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Alternatively copies of the draft plan can be found at Council’s customer service centres and feedback can be provided in writing and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 109A Binney St, Euroa, Vic, 3666.

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Strathbogie Shire residents are being reminded they have until November 1 to nominate someone in their community for a 2022 Australia Day Award.

“People don’t volunteer or put up their hand to help others in their community because they’re looking for recognition, they do they do it because they care,” Cr Raeburn said.

“The Australia Day Awards are a way we can say thank you those people. The ones who don’t want recognition, but work behind the scenes to make our Shire a better place to be.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make life difficult for everyone, this is a way we can say thank you to those who have gone above and beyond.

“I urge you to please stop for a minute or two, think about someone you know who gives back to our community and submit a nomination.

“We will be able to celebrate the achievements of so many across our Shire on Australia Day next year.”

Each community has the chance to nominate community members and organisations that deserve recognition for their efforts throughout the year. The awards include:

  • Citizen of the Year (over 25 years at 26/01/22)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (over 65 years at 26/01/22)
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year – (under 25 years at 26/01/22)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (under 15 years at 26/01/22).
  • Community Event of the Year

The winners will be announced at next year's Australia Day events which will be dependant on restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

Nominations opened on September 20, 2021 and close on November 1, 2021.

To nominate, visit www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/tourism/about-events/australia-day-celebrations and download the nomination form.

All nominations are submitted to the Tourism, Arts and Culture team at Strathbogie Shire for collation.

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The Euroa community is being asked to share its vision and ideas for a community space that connects people through food.

The community gather and garden space is being driven by the Euroa Community Action Group (ECAG) and partners. It is supported by Strathbogie Shire Council who provided $10,000 through the Pitch my Project initiative in this year’s Budget.

Mayor, Cr Chris Raeburn said, Council was hugely supportive of projects like this that built community connections, increased food security and had countless health and wellbeing outcomes.

“Council and the ECAG have identified a Council-owned area of land in Brock St, Euroa for the community garden space,” Cr Raeburn said.

“We think it’s the perfect place for people to come together and garden.

“This is about turning an underutilised Council asset into a place that will support more sustainable production of local fruit and vegetable, offering opportunities for locals to eat fresh, healthy food.

“We know there are many in our community who have felt feelings of isolation and loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. A welcoming, safe space will help tackle these feelings.”

ECAG president Laura Baker said along with their substantial mental health benefits, edible gardens had the power to create greener cities, reduce household waste, strengthen community connectedness, enhance food security, and encourage fresh produce consumption.

“Our vision is to contribute to a vibrant, diverse community who connect, share and grow through local food production and cultivation,” Ms Baker said.

“It will be a space to foster community action as well as build our collective knowledge of gardening and the natural environment. By creating a productive, water efficient community garden with a range of local plants and vegetables, we hope this will inspire residents to build new relationships and to take ideas and food produce back home.’ .”

Ms Baker encouraged the community to share their views on how to make the space the perfect place for locals to gather and garden by visiting www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au.

People are being asked to post their ideas, share pictures of other community garden spaces they have enjoyed and contribute to making the ECAG community garden a place for the whole community.

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